Woman Could Be Fined $600 For Giving Children Free Lunches

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  1. Metroplex79

    Metroplex79 Hey mouse, say cheese!

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    Article: No joke, really...potential fine for helping local needy kids

    I can't watch the video, it could be only restricted to American users.
     
  2. IceMagnus

    IceMagnus STARCO FTW!!!!!

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    That's bull! Ever hear of the word Compassion?!
     
  3. hellrasinbrasin

    hellrasinbrasin Well-Known Member

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    So its now illegal to give food away to people but what about the US Government it hands out free food all the time to other countries. Can the States fine the US Government $800 Million Dollars for violating the Don't Feed other Countries Act.

    Geez I guess people can't be nice or do anything without wanting something in return these days. All
    selfless persons be forwarned you will be penalized and incarcerated for your generacity.
     
  4. Tekkaman Blade

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    Everything must be controlled and the government must get every penny they can. Who cares about the 99%, the 1% need a new car.
     
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    what you've got to understand is this is an everyday woman, not a professional, giving out potentially unclean or dangerous food to children, possibly without consent. there's legal issues involved if a kid gets sick or hurt. it's like why you have to check for razorblades in your halloween candy.
     
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    Pretty much this, sadly. :( 
     
  7. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    WTF is a variance?
     
  8. Chaplain

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    What's wrong with it? I give out free candy to children in my neighborhood all the time.
     
  9. Doug

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    I don't see anything wrong for that lady giving away free lunches to the neighborhood kids.
     
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    other than this, i don't see a problem with what she's doing. the US government is more worried about the wallets of Americans than their well-being. seriously, wtf?
     
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    Yeah, whats a Varience?

    Sadly these days if you provide food or goods to a large number of people then you must be accredited and monitored.

    The same reason why nobody can simply decide to become a babysitter to 50 kids during the holidays to make some money, health and safety issues.

    Sign of the times. What this woman really should do is whatever this varience thing is, and get her overheads paid for by the government. Seriously, she should tell the press that is exactly what she is doing and do it, nobody in their right mind would ever deny her the funds to continue doing whats she's doing.
     
  12. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Legal permission to do something that the area you wish too do it it in is not zoned for.

    For example open a business in an area zoned for residential.

    on topic seriously? let the woman do her good deed.
     
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    Teh Govmint: "Hey - that woman's giving stuff away for free! We should find a way to charge her a hefty fee for doing that!"

    Okay, if she really did end up having to find cash to pay these fees then it would be better served giving that cash, or some kind of food voucher, to the needy people to buy food with. If there really has to be money involved then put it into the hands of those that really need it rather than into the g-string of a hooker hired by someone working at the government offices.

    While I understand the need for some kind of health and safety control measures for this, all they're really going to do is price this nice woman into not being able to help anymore and the only ones that lose out are, as usual, the ones that needed it most.

    If the problem is just that she's giving away the meals in a residential area then just drive everyone out into the desert and give them the food there instead. :p 
     
  14. Fuzz

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    If she really wants to continue without paying the variance fee, she should just invite the children in and give them lunch. Then she's just feeding guests in her home. Problem solved. I work in city government. There's always ways around bullshit ordinances.
     
  15. Autovolt 127

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    But What if she's as broke as everyone else......
     
  16. Fuzz

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    The article says the food is donated to her by the archdiocese of Philadelphia. City can't tell her what to do with it in her own home.
     
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    I can kind of see why they're fining her.
     
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    The question is who alerted city council. My money's on a food-related business who was butthurt about "stolen" profits.
     
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    That's just stupid.
     
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    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    ...in a van down by the RIVER!!!



    Anyways, as for the topic at-hand...I can understand where they're coming from on this, from a legal standpoint anyways, but...COME ON...really? As RKillian said, it was probably a food-related business that started this whole thing after taking this personally as "stolen" profits...:banghead: 
     

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